Todays Fansided Friday we are going to take a spin around the Fansided sites for the Atlantic Division and check out how things are going in New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.
Were about half way through the season, and the Islanders, well, the Islanders are where the Islanders usually are, no surprise there. With only 18 wins on the season, it appears the Islanders are headed for the draft lottery once again. With only 19 wins on the season, the Buffalo Sabres are not too far off. Take a look at the mid season grades for the New York Islanders by Fansiders Gary and John.
The Islanders are probably the only bad team in the Atlantic, as the rest of the division is fighting for playoff contention and the division lead. The winds of change are blowing in New Jersey though, as they have been for a couple of seasons. How much longer will Martin Brodeur continue to man the nets in New Jersey? An Iron Man in the net, what will happen to the franchise when Mr. Brodeur decides to hang them up?
The first post that stuck to me when I hit up Pens Labyrinth today was the one that said the Penguins defeated the Carolina Hurricanes, because there is nothing better than a ‘Canes loss – but more important to the world of Hockey is the fact that Sidney Crosby heading to see a specialist to try and overcome the symptoms of his concussion and return to playing hockey. Head injuries are no joking matter, but if someone in as good of shape as Sidney Crosby can suffer this long from an injury is unsettling, and maybe the headaches that I get give some merit to the fact that my parents told me they dropped me as a child….
Ok – so I can’t stand the Philadelphia Flyers – my disdain for them is probably stronger than my hatred for any other team in the league. That being said, the New York Rangers are up there as well, and I have to agree with my good friend Eugene Markmen, the fall of the Ranger is Imminent.
The Rangers play has been giving the team enough hype and a big enough target from the other teams in the league, it didn’t help when their owner came out and said [in January none the less] that they were close to winning the Stanley Cup.
Check back next Friday for another round of great articles from Fansided authors.